Psalm 45:1-6 NIV

For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding song.

1 abMy heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

References for Psalms 45:1

    • È 45:1 - In Hebrew texts 45:1-17 is numbered 45:2-18.
    • É 45:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.

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      3 Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.

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      4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.

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      5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.

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      6 Your throne, O God,c will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

      References for Psalms 45:6

        • Ê 45:6 - Here the king is addressed as God’s representative.